Tuesday 6 December 2016

Sian Williams 'sore, swollen and bruised' after attack by dog

Published 11/08/2016 | 14:56

Sian Williams presented BBC's Breakfast programme for 11 years but quit when the show moved to Manchester
Sian Williams presented BBC's Breakfast programme for 11 years but quit when the show moved to Manchester
Sian Williams posted an image of her knee on Twitter after the dog attack

News presenter Sian Williams has told how she was left "sore, swollen and bruised" after she was attacked by a friend's neighbour's dog.

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The former BBC Breakfast star, 51, posted images of her wounded knee on her Twitter page, saying the pet "would not stop" and the attack "lasted ages".

The Channel 5 newsreader was prescribed antibiotics and had a tetanus injection.

"Grrr. Prescribed antibiotics after a dog had a go at my knee," Williams wrote.

"No lead, wouldn't stop, lasted ages, very sore. Advice?" the mother-of-four asked her followers.

Some fans asked if the presenter knew who the dog belonged to and urged her to report the incident to the police.

"Thanks. All cleaned up. Yes had tetanus. Will follow course and get friend to talk to her neighbour (the dog owner!)," she later wrote.

When one follower told her the wound was "probably a subperiosteal haematoma (bruise on the bone) from the bite - painful but it passes", Williams replied: "Yes - doesn't look much but it's surprisingly sore, swollen and bruised - will quote impressive Latin name for it."

Williams presented BBC's Breakfast programme for 11 years but quit when the show's move to Manchester was announced.

She revealed in May that she has had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Speaking publicly for the first time about the disease, she said her biggest fear was not seeing her two young children grow up.

"My biggest fear was not being there as a mum - and for some unfathomable reason, I couldn't stop thinking that I want to be here for my daughter Evie to watch her get married," she said.

"My aunt died of breast cancer, and I'd lost my mum to liver and bowel cancer - and I gradually began to realise how bewildered and scared I was."

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